Google reduces renewable research

Monday, November 28, 2011

In recent years, Google has branched out from its core internet business to work on reducing the cost of renewable energy -- but now appears to have turned away from its renewable research efforts.

Here's a quick recap of some of Google's energy plays.
In addition to these activities, Google launched its "Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal" initiative.  This program included engineering research and development to reduce the cost and water consumption of concentrating solar plants like Ivanpah.  Now, Google has announced that it has "retired this initiative", while reaffirming its investment in Ivanpah and its green energy procurement.

What will the future hold for Google?  Google it.

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